Paul Habans Charter School

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.   

3501 Seine St
New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: (504) 941-1810
School Hours: M-Th: 7:50 AM-3:50 PM, F: 7:50 AM-1:30 PM
Geographic Area: Tall Timbers - Brechtel
Geographic Zone: Tall Timbers - Brechtel

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th

School Leadership

Principal: Elisabeth LaMotte-Mitchell
Board Chair: Robert Stefani
Charter Organization: Crescent City Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Paul Habans Charter School prepares all students for success in college and a life of opportunity and choice by developing their academic skills, lifelong passions, and personal character. Scholars and teachers at Paul Habans Charter School embrace four values: Perseverance, Excellence, Courage and Community.

School Performance

Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board. 

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 62.4
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: Habans's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

Paul Habans Charter School

Grade PK4

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins.
Priority: Applicants with an IEP, siblings of continuing students, children of current school staff, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70114, 70131 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

Grades K - 8

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70114, 70131 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: No
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
College prep, small group interventions, enrichment

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Paul Habans Charter SchoolClub Sports: Art, photography, music (jazz, drumline, chorus), graphic design, dance (majorettes, hip-hop, ballet, step, flag team), culinary arts, technology, physical education (fitness & conditioning), and culture/diversity initiatives are classes offered daily as a regular part of the school day.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish; remotely in Vietnamese; full-time in French; remotely in Mandarin Chinese; remotely in Afrikaans; remotely in Bengali; full-time in Haitian-Creole; remotely in Korean; remotely in Portuguese | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Multilingual faculty, staff and administrators; Small-group ESL services; Individualized plans and support

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships; Dental Services; Gifted And Talented Services; Group Counseling; Health Screenings And Immunization Services; Occupational Therapy; Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, pull-out, and self-contained services available based on individual student needs.